B vitamin

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The B vitamins are a class of of water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. Though these vitamins are chemically distinct, they often work together in metabolic pathways, especially within the mitochondria.

List of B vitamins[edit | edit source]

Vitamin B Complex[edit | edit source]

A Vitamin B Complex is a nutritional supplement containing a variety of different B vitamins.

Importance to ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

A small study of chronic fatigue syndrome patients found below-normal levels of a number of B vitamins, including vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B9 (folate).[1] These levels were unlikely to be caused by deficiencies in diet. Vitamin B6 levels were particularly low.

High homocysteine may contribute to cognitive issues in ME/CFS and lowering it with vitamin B12 and folate may reduce symptoms [2]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1999, Vitamin B status in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (Full)

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See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome


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